In a seemingly abandoned, museum-like structure on another world, SG-1 encounters the eccentric Ma’chello, a frail old man who Teal’c says is renowned for creating weapons that have freed many from Goa’uld oppression. But the rambling man who stands before the team hardly seems like a threat now – until he asks Daniel to help him move a piece of his equipment, which sends an electrical charge through both of them. O’Neill orders them both brought back to the SGC, where Daniel begins to act strangely, and Ma’chello awakens and claims that he is Daniel. His teammates quiz him on knowledge that only Daniel would have, and it appears that his claim of a body switch is true. And to make matters worse, when SG-1 returns to Ma’chello’s planet to retrieve the device that he used to steal Daniel’s body, it performs the same procedure on Teal’c and O’Neill.
Guest Cast: Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Alvin Sanders (Fred), Melanie Skehar (Waitress), Darryl Scheelar (Cop)
Notes: Ma’chello was played by Michael Shanks in makeup, rather than by a guest actor.
LogBook entry by Earl Green